TAG: Kids and Families

Create Playdate: Glow
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Glow

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, as we make art that glimmers and glows, read stories, and play art games in the galleries. More

Create Playdate story and art activity for toddlers at the Denver Art Museum
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Nest

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, to create art, read stories, and play art games in the galleries. In January, settle in and get creative as we nest for the winter. More

Skulls painted elaborately in the tradition of decorations for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Blog: Behind the Scenes

The DAM Showcases Elementary Student Art

The Mañanitas program showcased in this exhibition is a partnership between the DAM and four Denver elementary schools serving large bilingual populations. See the showcase through Jan. 3. More

Foxy and Shmoxy performances for kids and families in the Denver Art Museum
Event: Kids & Families

Best of Foxy & Shmoxy: Art Detectives

Tuesday, December 29, 2015.

Special performance times on December 29 and 31 during winter break!

Foxy and Shmoxy—two smart, witty, and hilarious foxes—are ready to strike out on their own and solve art mysteries in the galleries. More

Family Backpacks at the Denver Art Museum
Event: Kids & Families

Friday After Thanksgiving

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 10:00am4:00pm.

Spend the day after Thanksgiving at the DAM, where the Family Activity Cart is open especially for that day. Trek through the galleries with a Family Backpack filled with artmaking, games, and puzzles.

Free with museum admission, and children and youth 18 and under are free. Reservations are not required. More

Create Playdate: Stack
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Stack

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, as we STACK and build to make art that towers. Create art, read stories, and play art games in the galleries. More

Create Playdate: Crush
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Crush

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, to create art, read stories, and play art games in the galleries. This month, CRUSH, smash, and squeeze as we experiment with materials. More

Event: Kids & Families

Fall Break

Saturday, October 17, 2015Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

On October 17, kick off fall break with the Americas Latino Eco-Festival Family Day celebrating the connections between Latino culture, art, and the environment. General admission is free for all ages on October 17.

In addition to the weekend, the Family Activity Cart and Create-n-Takes also will be available on Tuesday, October 20. The Museum is closed on Monday.

Fall Break activities are included in general admission, which is free for youth 18 and younger. More

Standing Ovation! DAM Summer Class Brings Art to the Stage
Blog: Making & Doing

Standing Ovation! DAM Summer Class Brings Art to the Stage

For kids, an art museum can be a magical place, full of fascinating objects and exciting new discoveries. In August 2015, the 15 students in the DAM’s From Painting to Performance class had a unique chance to make that magic. In just four days, these kids brought art from the gallery to the stage, creating original plays inspired by museum artworks. More

3 Fun Ways to Explore the DAM with Your Child
Blog: Making & Doing

3 Fun Ways to Explore the DAM with Your Child

Tips to Spark Your & Your Child's Imagination

This summer, parents and children came together for a Denver Art Museum class called Side-by-Side: Kids and Their Grown-ups Co-Creating. It got us thinking about new ideas for parents and children to explore the museum and engage with art together. Here are three activities that grown-ups and children enjoyed in the class that you and your kids can do together at the museum: More

Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day
Event: Special Events

Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day

Saturday, October 17, 2015 - 10:00am4:00pm.

The Denver Art Museum (DAM) is proud to partner with the Americas Latino Eco Festival for the free, one-day Americas Latino Eco Festival Family Day designed to engage the community in creativity. The celebration is part of a three-day Denver-based Americas Latino Eco Festival, recognized as the largest multicultural event of its kind.

In addition to discussing environmental issues through art, the event aims to bring the issue to light with films, live performances, artist interactions, and activities for children. More

Create Playdate: Bold
Event: Kids & Families

Create Playdate: Bold

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 10:00am1:00pm.

Drop in with your little ones, aged 3 to 5, to make your mark and be BOLD with art. Create art, read stories and play art games in the galleries. More

Event: Lectures & Programs

Spinzilla

Sunday, October 11, 2015 - 10:30am4:00pm.

Join us as local spinners team up for a friendly yarn-spinning competition. More

Fox Games by the Numbers—On View through August 16
Blog: Don't Miss

Fox Games by the Numbers—On View through August 16

The Denver Art Museum is saying “farewell” to Fox Games, an installation by Sandy Skoglund that has been on view since 2008. The de-installation will be no easy feat—Fox Games has over 700 pieces, each of which must be carefully catalogued and stored. In addition to the 28 foxes, dozens of tables and chairs, and custom vinyl flooring, the installation includes items that must be monitored for preservation: a mink stole, a taxidermy squirrel, and real bread painted by Skoglund to match the ruby red color palette of Fox Games. More